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Old August 17th, 2007, 05:55 PM   #1021
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http://www.globest.com/news/973_973/.../163265-1.html

Prime Group Receives $43M Refi for 11 LaSalle
By Gina Kenny


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Last month, a $25-million renovation began on the exterior of the building. Interior work will begin once Prime Group receives the building permits. The renovations include cleaning of the exterior of the building, reconstruction of the lobby, new elevators, a new sprinkler system, remodeling of the common corridors on the multi-tenant floors, upgrading the emergency generator, tuck pointing and restoring the exterior facade ornamentation. Additionally, exterior lighting will be installed so the tower will be illuminated at night, he says. The renovation is expected to take about a year...The building has a bell tower which will be made operational during the renovations, he says.

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Old August 18th, 2007, 01:17 PM   #1022
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Prime Group Receives $43M Refi for 11 LaSalle
By Gina Kenny


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Last month, a $25-million renovation began on the exterior of the building. Interior work will begin once Prime Group receives the building permits. The renovations include cleaning of the exterior of the building, reconstruction of the lobby, new elevators, a new sprinkler system, remodeling of the common corridors on the multi-tenant floors, upgrading the emergency generator, tuck pointing and restoring the exterior facade ornamentation. Additionally, exterior lighting will be installed so the tower will be illuminated at night, he says. The renovation is expected to take about a year...The building has a bell tower which will be made operational during the renovations, he says.


LaSalle has to be one of the top five coolest looking streets in the nation. This is only going to speed up the process of downtown LaSallle turning into a 24 hour diner destination.... so to speak...... lights . camera.. action.

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Old August 22nd, 2007, 06:10 PM   #1023
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http://chicagorealestatedaily.com/cg...ws.pl?id=26098

Developer plans to convert East Loop property to hotel
By Alby Gallun and Eddie Baeb


As it wraps up its rehab of the Blackstone Hotel, a Denver developer has agreed to buy a 27-story vintage office building in the East Loop that it plans to convert into a hotel.

Sage Hospitality Resources LLC has signed a contract for the 186,000-square-foot office building at 203 N. Wabash Ave...
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 09:28 PM   #1024
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^A link to photos of 203 N. Wabash on Emporis: http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=...chicago-il-usa
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 11:56 PM   #1025
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Oh my God... THAT'S what the Roanoke Building is supposed to look like??

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Old August 23rd, 2007, 06:16 AM   #1026
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Sorry about the flash.

I just noticed this 5 minutes ago as I was leaving the office. I will attempt to get a better rendering tomorrow.

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Old August 23rd, 2007, 03:29 PM   #1027
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^ Anything that covers up North Pier apartment tower is welcome.
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Old August 24th, 2007, 12:11 AM   #1028
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Oh, no... huge blank parking podium!
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Old August 24th, 2007, 04:19 AM   #1029
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I think that is the building I have always referred to as parcel 24. Looks the same and on the same street. Is it related and perkins?
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Old August 24th, 2007, 05:39 AM   #1030
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Old August 24th, 2007, 05:50 AM   #1031
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Nothing special.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 03:45 PM   #1032
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Just a general mention about the lot across from 155 Wacker that Buck has plans on. Didn't spyguy or someone find a render of the Kennedy view of a massing of the building?

Also talk in the article about Buck planning a 3.5 million sq.ft. mixed use project in a mystery city but the speculation is it will be NYC.

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.........In Chicago, Buck has started construction at 155 N. Wacker, its third office building along that street. Buck also said the firm has an option to acquire property on the northeast corner of Randolph and Franklin now occupied by parking lots and a Walgreens. He said the firm is interviewing architectural firms for what could be its next Chicago office building.O'Donnell said the building could be delivered in the 2011-to-2013 time frame, when several large leases for downtown office users expire.......
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Old September 8th, 2007, 07:57 PM   #1033
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I hadn't realized that the La Quinta conversion of the old Jewish Federation office building was going to roughly double the existing building eastward. Here's what the building looked like last weekend and the rendering in the window:

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Old September 8th, 2007, 08:24 PM   #1034
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^Whew! I'm so glad that the conversion won't end up looking like this previous rendering:
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Old September 8th, 2007, 09:04 PM   #1035
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Yikes! Me, too.

Does Chicago not require operable sashes for hotel windows?
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Old September 8th, 2007, 10:42 PM   #1036
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^Whew! I'm so glad that the conversion won't end up looking like this previous rendering:


holy crap! did we ever dodge a bullet with this one. not that the new plan is necessarily gonna grace the cover of architectural record anytime soon, but it's light years beyond the original, horrendously atrocious scheme.
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Old September 8th, 2007, 10:59 PM   #1037
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http://www.chicagobusiness.com/cgi-b...ticle_id=28394

Beitler wants back in the Loop
Out of the limelight, developer eyes new Wacker Drive tower

By Eddie Baeb


Mr. Beitler aims to construct a 1-million-square-foot office building, probably about 50 stories tall, on a site just north of the 65-story building at 311 S. Wacker Drive, according to sources who were briefed on the plan.

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Old September 9th, 2007, 12:22 AM   #1038
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Can't he develop the parking lot on the south side of the property instead? Are they seriously going to demolish that well-landscaped, well-used piece of land?
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Old September 9th, 2007, 12:36 AM   #1039
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A fifty story office tower sounds cool though I would rather see one built across the river in the west loop.

I also find it too bad that no developer seems to want to push past the 50 story mark in the office market these days. Maybe the economics of that height make the most sense or something but its still a bit frustrating.
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Old September 9th, 2007, 05:30 AM   #1040
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my buddy eats lunch in that park almost every day. he'll be bummed to hear about beitler's plans, for sure.
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